Re­gional work­shop on pri­mary, fam­ily health opens in Yar­mouk

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: In col­lab­o­ra­tion with the World Health Or­ga­ni­za­tion (WHO), Ab­dul­lah Yusuf Al-Ab­dul­hadi Health Cen­ter is or­ga­niz­ing a train­ing work­shop for lead­ing of­fi­cials of the fam­ily medicine and pri­mary health cen­ters in the Mid­dle East.

Ad­dress­ing the open­ing cer­e­mony at the cen­ter - based in AlYar­mouk Area - on Sun­day, As­sis­tant Un­der­sec­re­tary of the Min­istry of Health Dr Mo­ham­mad Al-Khashti voiced joy for the WHO se­lec­tion of the cen­ter as a model provider of pri­mary health­care ser­vice in the re­gion. He said the Min­istry of Health is look­ing for­ward to or­ga­niz­ing sim­i­lar work­shops at other pri­mary health cen­ters in the fu­ture.

Mean­while, Di­rec­tor of the cen­ter Dr Huda Al-Duwaisan the host­ing of this re­gional event ma­te­ri­al­izes the care of the po­lit­i­cal lead­er­ship of Kuwait to health­care as back­bone of hu­man de­vel­op­ment. “Kuwait has al­ways been a main con­trib­u­tor to sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment at the re­gional and in­ter­na­tional lev­els,” she said.

Dr Duwaisan noted that the work­shop will see the launch­ing of a new pro­gram of co­op­er­a­tion be­tween WHO and AlAb­dul­hadi Health Cen­ter geared to or­ga­nize train­ing cour­ses for lead­ing of­fi­cials of the fam­ily health­care and pri­mary health cen­ters in the Mid­dle East.

“The new pro­gram will open new hori­zons for co­op­er­a­tion with WHO meant to re­al­ize the com­mon goals, give quan­tum leap to pri­mary health ser­vices in the Arab coun­tries, en­sure high qual­ity of health­care and build the ca­pac­ity of med­i­cal per­son­nel,” she re­vealed.

Mean­while, Di­rec­tor of the Pri­mary Health Dept. of the Min­istry Dr Re­hab Al-Watyan said the work­shop fol­lowed the en­dorse­ment of the Post-2015 Sus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Agenda by the world lead­ers at the UN in last Septem­ber.

“The agenda set forth 17 goals for global sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment un­til 2030 among which 16 goals fo­cus on health,” she said, not­ing that the Kuwaiti Min­istry of Health played a clear role in iden­ti­fy­ing the third tar­get re­lat­ing to qual­ity health and wel­fare for all.

Dr Watyan urged de­vel­op­ing a new vi­sion for pri­mary and fam­ily health­care for 2015-30 in keep­ing with the UN De­vel­op­ment Goals with em­pha­sis on the im­prove­ment of ma­ter­nal health and child health, and the sixth goas which is to com­bat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. —KUNA

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kuwait

© PressReader. All rights reserved.